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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

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Publisher Comments:

You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction, and from the very first page of this remarkable novel he will steal your heart.

The Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

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About the Author

Helen Simonson was born in England and spent her teenage years in a small village in East Sussex. A graduate of the London School of Economics and former travel advertising executive, she has lived in America for the last two decades. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she is currently living with her husband and two sons in the Washington, D.C. area. This is her first novel.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307712844
Author:
Simonson, Helen
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Altschuler, Peter
Read:
Altschuler, Peter
Author:
Altschuler, Peter
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;england;romance;racism;british;relationships;prejudice;humor;pakistanis;novel;family;village life;love;contemporary fiction;sussex;widowers;love story;widower;comedy of manners;contemporary;widow;country life;britain;pakistan;family relationships;
Subject:
fiction;england;romance;racism;british;relationships;prejudice;humor;pakistanis;novel;family;village life;love;contemporary fiction;sussex;widowers;love story;widower;comedy of manners;contemporary;widow;country life;britain;pakistan;family relationships;
Subject:
fiction;england;romance;racism;british;relationships;prejudice;humor;pakistanis;novel;family;village life;love;contemporary fiction;sussex;widowers;love story;widower;comedy of manners;contemporary;widow;country life;britain;pakistan;family relationships;
Subject:
fiction;england;romance;racism;british;relationships;prejudice;humor;pakistanis;family;novel;village life;love;contemporary fiction;sussex;widowers;love story;contemporary;widower;comedy of manners;widow;country life;family relationships;britain;pakistan;
Subject:
fiction;england;romance;racism;british;relationships;prejudice;humor;pakistanis;family;novel;village life;love;contemporary fiction;sussex;widowers;love story;contemporary;widower;comedy of manners;widow;country life;family relationships;britain;pakistan;
Edition Description:
Eleven CD
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.00x5.02x1.19 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
780

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